Deputy Commissioner discusses modalities for implementation of ‘Back to the Village’ program

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DODA, JUNE 14: Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode, today chaired a meeting of district officers to discuss modalities for implementation of newly launched ‘Back to Village’ programme slated tentatively in later part of June, 2019.

The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Imam Din, SSP Doda Mohammad Shabir Malik, Additional Deputy Commissioner Doda Kishori Lal Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhaderwah, Dr R K Bharti, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Kaiser Ahmed Bhawani, Joint Director Planning Parshotam Kumar and other senior officers of the district.

The DC had a detailed discussion on several measures which need to be taken for implementation of the program in Panchayats of the district. Under the programme, Panchayats shall be accessed by the Gazetted Officers of the State and each officer shall spend a minimum of 2 days, which includes one night, in the allocated Panchayat.

Threadbare discussion was held with regard to implementation of the program. Officers of several districts were asked to finalize a proforma for use by the officers during their stay in the Panchayats.

DC said the officers will interact with the people at Panchayat level and take a first- hand account of the issues and problems of the people and will give a report to the administration for the redressal of grievances.

 He asked the officers to finalize the schedule of the program, design, content of the program and also decide upon the activities to be undertaken during the Programme by various departments including Rural Development, Education, Health, Power Development, Agriculture and allied sectors besides R&B.

He said a template needs to be prepared for the convenience of these officers who shall visit the Panchayats and asked the officers to come up with a comprehensive plan so that all the 237 Panchayats of the district are covered.

Moreover DC informed that separate capacity building program for all the Sarpanchs and officers across the district has been planned on 18th of June under which the participants will be informed about the importance of the initiative. The participants will also be provided the account of activities that shall be undertaken during implementation of the program at Panchayat level collectively by the officers and PRI’s.

Besides, DC asked the line departments to evaluate their works in detail which they have projected to be taken up under GPDP before implementation of the program so that the purpose of the initiative shall be achieved in full. He asked RDD department to share the allocations sanctioned under GPDP with all the departments so that the they can easily chalk out the activities at the earliest that has to be started during implementation of program.